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Tom Kertscher
Freelance journalist: PolitiFact fact-checker, AP sports reporter. Ex-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Al McGuire/Brett Favre author. Making A Murderer cameo.
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Tom Kertscher 7h
. of to me for future story about when she learned, as a girl, that women didn't always have right to vote: "I was shocked. I knew I wanted to become an attorney. I didn't want to just talk about issues; I wanted to be able to leverage some way to impact change."
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Tom Kertscher 10h
Ex-Rep Joseph Cao, first Vietnamese-American in Congress, reflecting to me for future story: "I was trained in the Society of Jesus, you work with people. My focus was to solve problems. The reality of Congress was the opposite. People don't sit down and discuss solutions."
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Tom Kertscher 10h
"Law enforcement are required to take a missing persons report immediately but, unfortunately, it's become such a widespread pattern that law enforcement don't take Native families seriously." -- to me for future story on missing and murdered indigenous females
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Tom Kertscher 11h
"I'm just grateful, because I realized that brilliance comes in all forms, and I think we got to feel like we were brilliant at Northridge." -- Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins to me for future Cal State-Northridge magazine article, on her time at CSUN
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Tom Kertscher 15h
"Everybody is going to have their record scrutinized and they need to be prepared to defend that." -- Dem presidential candidate Cory Booker, asked if attacks on Dem presidential candidate Kamala Harris as a prosecutor are fair
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Tom Kertscher 17h
"I think that's what he is hoping...because for some reason, he really doesn't want to build a wall." -- Conservative pundit Ann Coulter on whether Trump will just blame the courts if his national emergency for the wall doesn't work
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Tom Kertscher Feb 17
Dem presidential candidate Cory Booker: If African-Americans don't get out and vote, "you are complicit in your own oppression."
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Tom Kertscher Feb 17
.: Will just blame the courts if his national emergency for the wall doesn't work? : "I think that's what he is hoping...because for some reason, he really doesn't want to build a wall."
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Tom Kertscher Feb 16
. baseball player to me for future story on sports rituals/superstitions: "When we take the field and we do our warm-up throws in the first inning, after I make my second throw, I like to go behind second base and say a little prayer."
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Tom Kertscher Feb 16
. to me for future magazine article, on her time at CSUN: "I'm just grateful, because I realized that brilliance comes in all forms, and I think we got to feel like we were brilliant at Northridge."
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Tom Kertscher Feb 16
"I certainly think it's possible. My skepticism has been solely on saying, show us the evidence before you deploy U.S. troops."--Presidential candidate/Dem US Rep to on whether Syria's Assad used chemical weapons on own people
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Tom Kertscher Feb 15
Trump "was a birther. I can only imagine, as a Mexican-American, the things that they're going to come up with for me." -- Dem presidential candidate to on running against
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Tom Kertscher Feb 15
. to me for future story on her jail-alternatives Promise business: "We believe in a care-centric model. We believe that if you treat people with respect, they're more likely to do better."
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Tom Kertscher Feb 15
.: Do you think the attacks on record of Dem presidential candidate as prosecutor are fair? Dem prez candidate : "Everybody is going to have their record scrutinized and they need to be prepared to defend that."
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Tom Kertscher Feb 15
Ex-UN ambassador/rumored GOP presidential candidate : "I can promise you: I'm too young to stop fighting. (Applause from audience.) Because we have press in the back of the room: No, that does not mean I'm running for president."
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Tom Kertscher Feb 15
"America will be a socialist country within 5 years, if you don't build the wall." -- Conservative pundit Ann Coulter to Trump
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Tom Kertscher Feb 15
"Hey, if Prince can do that halftime show in all that rain, I can do this in this snow." -- Presidential candidate and Dem Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar in her campaign announcement during snowstorm
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Tom Kertscher Feb 14
"I just think there is no human that was more committed to his vision for what he thought the world should be like than Prince, and no human who believed in women and women of color more." -- Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, who worked for Prince, to me for future article
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Tom Kertscher Feb 14
“On the way to a game, the bus driver went the wrong way. We won the game. So, the next game, we made the bus driver go the same exact same route. He wasn’t lost--but he had to get lost for that game.”-- coach Adrian Bush to me for future sports superstitions story
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Tom Kertscher Feb 13
Dem presidential candidate Julian Castro on running against Trump: Trump "was a birther. I can only imagine, as a Mexican-American, the things that they're going to come up with for me."
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